> If you'll read the notice it's for people *in* the US and Canada to
>> make free calls. It's not for people calling into the US. And indeed
>> Skype can indeed determine where you're calling from by the IP address
>> used to access the service. It's the same deal that when I'm in
>> Israel and access my yahoo mail which is on the US Yahoo service I get
>> served Hebrew adverts in Israel. They know where you are really they
>> do!! What I get is determined by my originating IP address.
> According to their website: "Calling people on Skype is totally free.
> It's also free to call landlines and mobiles within the US and Canada
> until the end of the year. International calls are pretty cheap too."
Don't look for details on the front page hype. If you search further in the support knowledge base, you'll find the statement:
As of May 15, 2006, and until the end of 2006, all US and Canadian-based Skype customers can now make free calls to any landline and mobile phones in the US and Canada.
Barry Margolin, email@example.com Arlington, MA
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